Robber Grabs Woman's Hair, Steals iPhone: Police

The suspect stole the iPhone from the victim as she was talking into it on the street in Morningside Heights

Friday, Mar 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:46 AM EDT
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The woman pictured is suspected of stealing an iPhone from a pedestrian in Morningside Heights last week.

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Police have released surveillance photos of a woman accused of stealing another woman's iPhone in Morningside Heights last week.

Police said the 20-year-old victim was walking eastbound on West 113th Street toward Amsterdam Avenue last Friday afternoon, talking into her iPhone, when the suspect came up behind her.

The suspect grabbed the victim's hair, forcibly took the iPhone out of her hand, then ran away on West 113th Street, according to police. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a tan jacket and carrying a multi-colored handbag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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